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NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca 'Poor Michael Sona': NDP Pat Martin still paying off robocalls defamation suit OTTAWA – When Michael Sona is sentenced next month for his role in the robocalls election fraud case, it's possible no one on Parliament Hill will be paying closer attention than Pat Martin. After all, the NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre paid the price for his ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Ceremonial Guard Mr. Speaker, the man standing next to Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was his best and closest friend, fellow reservist Corporal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise again to present yet another petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon Parliament and ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the whole country is very proud of our national microbiology lab in Winnipeg, most recently because of the role that it is playing in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for this opportunity to introduce a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians, who call upon Parliament and the House ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition signed by tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon Parliament and the House of Commons here ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Museum of Human Rights Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights is the first museum in the world dedicated solely to the evolution, celebration, and promotion of human rights. ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, the more I listen to this debate, the more I come to the conclusion that the NDP is probably the only real friend small ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to present a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians. The petitioners call upon Parliament and ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election ... NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election. By TIM NAUMETZ | Published: Wednesday ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election ... NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election. By TIM NAUMETZ | Published: Wednesday ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board Thank you. Mr. Gray, your last comment answered my first question in that there seemed to be a bit of a contradiction in the opening remarks. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2014-15: Vote 1a under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT No, and it isn't fair to put you on the spot either, Bill. You're sent in here to explain and to defend a lot of this ...

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca Martin lambastes Conservative inaction on ATI With Parliamentarians set to vote on a bill to strengthen Canada's Access to Information Act, NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) is urging Conservatives to remember the commitments to openness and transparency they made to Canadians when they first ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Maybe I can help Jay answer some of the questions with some statistics. The open data index is put together by independent data experts around the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Mr. Pineau and Mr. Mallett. As tempted as I am to build right off from Mr. Mallett's ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices, Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madame Doucet. That was a helpful presentation, I think, because I'm not sure there's a clear understanding amongst MPs, and ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun WTF?! When high profile people drop the F-bomb Pat Martin, Manitoba MP. Pat Martin lit up twitter in Nov. 2011 when he sent out this tweet after the Conservative government ended debate on a bill to implement last spring's federal budget. @PatMartinMP. This is a f***ing disgrace...closure again. And on the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote ... Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I think you'll agree, as our committee feels, it's very important that the minister come to speak ...

Mentioned by Canada.com Information act 'terribly outdated,' NDP MP says OTTAWA – The federal Access to Information Act that is supposed to help citizens obtain records from their government, is “terribly outdated and dysfunctional” and needs tweaking, if not a complete re-write, according to NDP MP Pat Martin. On the heels of a ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business As a fellow chair, I would like clarification on the reasoning of Mr. Lukiwski. He seems to have a lot to say about the rules of ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business On the same point of order—Mr. Lukiwski opened the door here—there's an inexorable link between the merits of the bill and the importance that Canadians have ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-567 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-392 An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-391 An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-302 An Act respecting Louis Riel

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-301 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)